Wayne Gretzky closes out 2020 with a hole-in-one on New Year’s Eve

Todd Kelly
·2 min read

The Great One got a 1 on the final day of 2020.

According to a story on TMZ Sports, Wayne Gretzky recorded a hole-in-one at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, to end his year.

Gretzky reportedly used a 9-iron on the par-3 sixth hole, which was playing 140 yards. TMZ also reported that Masters champ Dustin Johnson, who is engaged to Gretzky’s daughter Paulina, called from vacation in Hawaii to congratulate his future father-in-law.

In October, Gretzky put his mansion in Thousand Oaks back on the market for nearly $10 million more than he bought it for just three years ago. He built the home with his actress/model wife Janet Jones in 2002 and then sold the property to former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra for $18.5 million in 2007. Dykstra later fell into debt and the home was auctioned off, it changed hands twice before Gretzky again purchased the property — this time for $13.5 million. It is still for sale.

According to the National Hole in One Registry, the chances of making a hole-in-one are:

  • Tour player: 3,000 to 1

  • Low-handicapper: 5,000 to 1

  • Average player: 12,000 to 1

DJ’s last ace—at least, his last ace on Tour—was in 2015.

Gretzky’s name was in the news a few weeks ago when his NHL rookie card sold for a record $1,290,000 in a sports memorabilia auction.

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